Table 1

Baseline characteristics for the intervention and control groups

Control (n=23)Intervention (n=25)
Age (y)60.712.055.715.1
Male : female (No)14 : 914 : 11
Mean 24 h systolic BP mm  Hg156.010.7149.315.2
Mean 24 h diastolic BP mm  Hg855.8856.3
Diabetes (%)14(60)1768
Glycosylated Hb (%)
GFR mL/min/1.73 m24215.34117.2
Urinary sodium mmol/24 h25947.126354.0
Urinary potassium mmol/24 h396.9434.0
Urinary creatine mmol/24 h11.151.910.751.3
No of BP medications/patient*3(2,4)3(2,4)
Total body water (kg)33.15.933.45.2
BMI (kg/m2)
Physical activity (steps/day)*2,5341,1012,4711,419
  • No statistical significant differences between the two groups.

  • *Median with IQR.

  • BMI, body mass index; BP, blood pressure; GFR, glomerular filtration rate, Hb, haemoglobin.